Sunday, 7 October 2018

Cheese Bak Kut Teh in Johor Bahru @ Ah Peng BKT 阿彬养生肉骨茶

Cheese Bak Kut Teh

The moment I heard about cheese bak kut teh at Ah Peng Bak Kut Teh in Setia Indah, I just had to try it. As a dry bak kut teh and cheese lover, my intuition tells me that this savoury on savoury pairing will work.

Cheese Bak Kut Teh in Johor Bahru @ Ah Peng BKT 阿彬养生肉骨茶

Ah Peng Bak Kut Teh opened in May 2018 (less than 6 months ago). It's a typical simple shop lot eatery found all over Malaysia.

Cheese Bak Kut Teh

Owner Ah Peng worked at his uncle's Tian Hua bak kut teh shop for 15 years. Now, Ah Peng has own BKT shop with signature cheese BKT 芝士拉丝肉骨茶 and wellness herbal BKT 养生肉骨茶.

Like me, Ah Peng loves dry bak kut teh and cheese, and so he decided to put them together.

Cheese Bak Kut Teh

The cheese bak kut teh come sizzling as a dry bak kut teh topped with molten cheese. I like the visual contrast of dark brown pork ribs with thick milky white soft blanket of melted cheese.

Cheese Bak Kut Teh

The pork ribs were cooked by boiling in herbal stock, then stir fried with savoury dark sauce before topping it with mozzarella cheese.

Cheese Bak Kut Teh

Toss the pork ribs, dark sauce and molten mozzarella cheese together in the clay pot. The stringy mozzarella wrapping the pork ribs like a gummy ball of rubbery yarn.

Cheese Bak Kut Teh

The pork rib meat was neither very tender nor very juicy (but not dry).

The dominant flavour was savoury salty from the dark sauce and the mozzarella cheese. If you like savoury salty taste, this cheese bak kut teh is for you. It goes very well with sweet boiled white rice.

Cheese Bak Kut Teh

It's nice though I thought I might like it more if there were some sweetness and a bit of spicy heat in the taste profile.

Herbal Bak Kut Teh

I also tried the wellness herbal bak kut teh. The soup was made with a blend of over 20 types of herbs.

Herbal Bak Kut Teh

The pork ribs were tender and sweetish. The soup was herbal sweet garlicky, a bit too herbal for me. If you like herbal soups, this bak kut teh is good for you.

Cheese Bak Kut Teh

👉 Personally, I don't see cheese BKT as merely a gimmick but as a dish that can become mainstream with a few tweaks. Ah Peng welcomes your feedback, so that he can perfect the dish. Prices are very reasonable, so do give it a try and know what cheese bak kut teh is like. Cheese bak kut teh RM15 per 1 pax serving. Wellness herbal bak kut teh RM11 per 1 pax serving.

Cheese Bak Kut Teh in Johor Bahru @ Ah Peng BKT 阿彬养生肉骨茶

Restaurant name: Ah Peng Bak Kut Teh 阿彬养生肉骨茶
Address10, Jalan Setia 3/2, Taman Setia Indah, Johor Bahru
GPS1°34'20.9"N 103°45'24.0"E 🌐 1.572459, 103.756656
Waze: Restoran Ah Peng Bak Kut Teh
Tel0137000212 / 0166087623
Hours: 10:00am - 9:00pm (Weds off)

Non Halal



Date visited: 7 Oct 2018


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2 comments:

  1. Appreciate this post. Will try it out.

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  2. Good taste and I like the famous deep fried pork and crispy fried tofu

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